Video: A lion and bear are dramatically rescued from war-torn Mosul

In April 2017, as the battle for control of Mosul raged between Isis soldiers and the Iraqi army, a team of rescuers pulled off an unlikely escape for two of the city’s animal residents.

Simba the lion and Lulu the bear were the last surviving inhabitants of Al-Morour Zoo, which had fallen into neglect since fighting had intensified in October 2016. As this video from animal charity Four Paws shows, getting two large carnivores out of a conflict zone was an exercise fraught with danger, setbacks and frustration.

For the full story of how the Four Paws team, led by fearless field vet Dr Amir Khalil, conducted the incredible extraction operation, see our report in issue #27 of Delayed Gratification, available now from our online shop.

 

Honed design, relaxed writing and an almanac approach to the passing years”
Observer

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”
Creative Review

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

A chic magazine with fine infographics and long stories”
Die Zeit

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”
Qi podcast

A fantastic publication that puts current events into perspective”
Qi podcast

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”
El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”
The Telegraph

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”
The Telegraph

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”
BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme

Everyone should read this magazine”
Stacks Magazine

Wonderful title and wonderful concept”
BBC Two